Data Science Investment Counter —Funding raised by UK data science companies in 2017 as of today
£ 258.765 Million
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Amazon is set to launch a new UK R&D centre in the university city of Cambridge. The new 5500 square-metre office will open in an office building next to Cambridge’s train station. The tech giant already runs  another research facility in the city centre, which—once the new office starts working— is going to start focussing […]

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Artificial Intelligence, machine learning and robotics are still attracting investors to London despite Brexit fears, a new report reveals. The research, compiled by the founders of London Tech Week, highlights how London-based AI and machine learning companies have been able to secure a whopping £85.75 million in 2016, a twenty-fold increase from 2011’s investment levels. Over […]

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One out of ten London tech companies report to have lost funding following the UK’s vote to leave the European Union in June 2016, according to a survey from Tech London Advocates. The group, which champions the capital’s technology sector, interviewed 220 of its members— including founders and  “senior figures within London’s tech sector”— regarding the […]

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The UK is about to start a review of the impact of artificial intelligence  on the country’s economy. The review, which is part of Whitehall’s new Digital Strategy, will be carried out by University of Southampton’s computer science professor Wendy Hall, and the CEO of artificial intelligence startup BenevolentAI, Jerome Pesenti. According to WIRED UK, the review will […]

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Snap Inc, the Los Angeles-based company that gave the world the instant videomessaging app Snapchat, is opening its European headquarters in London. In a statement, a Snap spokesperson commented on the new hub’s imminent debut explaining that “the UK’s strong creative industries make this a great place to build a global business.” The company, which is estimated […]

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The movies Netflix recommends, the advertisement we are shown after a Google search, the random song Spotify plays next. Most of these things are automatically “decided” by algorithms, and we know that. But have you ever stopped to think what is the rationale behind those choices— why Netflix’s algorithm went for Moonrise Kingdom instead of […]

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A city is more than the sum of its roads and buildings. Its reality is shaped by structural elements such as the quantity of green spaces it boasts; by entrenched trends, like air pollution, traffic patterns, and population density; and by contingent circumstances as, for instance, the mood and sentiment of its dwellers. Collecting this […]

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